Yoshiki To Do A Live Broadcast On Hide's Death Anniversary

YOSHIKI to do a live broadcast on hide's death anniversary

YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) will hold a live broadcast on May 2 from 7:00 pm JST on Nico Nico Namahousou. 

May 2 is the death anniversary of fellow X JAPAN member hide who died back in 1998. YOSHIKI will be broadcasting himself live from his home in Los Angeles. As he will be handling things on his own, he warned, "There's a possibility that the live stream will not be successful."

Japan's Covid-19 Death Rate Inches Up

Japan's COVID-19 death rate inches up

Japanese health officials say the country's fatality rate from confirmed coronavirus cases has inched up to 1.9 percent.

The health ministry says the number of people with confirmed infections in Japan stood at 13,232 as of 6 p.m. on Sunday. Cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and chartered planes from China are not included.

Japan Reports Highest Daily Death Toll

Japan reports highest daily death toll

Japan's health authorities reported 25 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, the highest daily death toll so far.

A total of 276 people have died in Japan, including 13 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama in February.

Care Home Killer: Resigned To Death Penalty

Care home killer: Resigned to death penalty

A Japanese man who was sentenced to death for fatally stabbing 19 intellectually disabled people says he will abide by the ruling.

The Yokohama District Court on Monday sentenced Satoshi Uematsu to death for the murders at a care home in Sagamihara, near Tokyo, in 2016. Uematsu worked at the facility before the murders.

Death Penalty For Care Home Killer

Death penalty for care home killer

A Japanese court has sentenced a man to death for fatally stabbing 19 intellectually disabled people at a care home almost four years ago.

Satoshi Uematsu was found guilty of homicide and other charges. He also injured 26 people with knives in the attack that lasted several hours. The 30-year-old targeted residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-en home in Sagamihara, near Tokyo, in 2016. Uematsu was a former worker at the facility.

Care Home Killer Gets Death Sentence

Care home killer gets death sentence

A Japanese court has sentenced a man to death for killing 19 people with intellectual disabilities at a care home in Sagamihara City, near Tokyo, in 2016.

The Yokohama District Court issued the verdict on Monday for 30-year-old Satoshi Uematsu, a former worker at the Tsukui Yamayurien home.

Fourth Cruise Ship Death Confirmed

Fourth cruise ship death confirmed

A fourth passenger from the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at the port of Yokohama has died from the new coronavirus.

Sources close to the matter say the octogenarian was an inpatient.

Death Penalty Demanded For Mass Murder Of Disabled

Death penalty demanded for mass murder of disabled

Japanese prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for a 30-year-old man charged with killing 19 people with intellectual disabilities at a care home in Sagamihara City, near Tokyo.

The prosecutors told the Yokohama District Court on Monday that Satoshi Uematsu, a former worker at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en home, was fit to be held criminally responsible at the time of the attack.

Japan Sees First Death From Coronavirus

Japan sees first death from coronavirus

Japan's health ministry has confirmed that a woman infected with the new coronavirus has died. She was in her 80s and lived in Kanagawa prefecture, located just outside Tokyo. Her death marks the first virus-related death in the country.

Health minister Katsunobu Kato said: "She exhibited symptoms on January 22 and was admitted to a hospital in Kanagawa on February 1. She was declared dead today. After that, tests confirmed that she had contracted the new coronavirus."

Japan Reports 1st Death From Coronavirus

Japan reports 1st death from coronavirus

Japan's health ministry says a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, has died after contracting the new coronavirus.

It is the first confirmed case of infection in Japan that resulted in death.

Death Toll In China Exceeds Sars Outbreak

Death toll in China exceeds SARS outbreak

The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China has reached 811, surpassing the number of worldwide deaths from the SARS epidemic in 2003.

China's National Health Commission reported 89 new deaths on Saturday.

Kobe Beef Group Mourns Bryant's Death

Kobe beef group mourns Bryant's death

A Japanese industry group that manages the Kobe beef brand has expressed sadness about the death of US basketball star Kobe Bryant, whose name is said to come from the famous meat product.

Tetsunori Tanimoto of the Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association said he was shocked to hear Bryant had been killed in a helicopter accident.